Afghanistan: eight dead in new car bomb attack in Kabul

The explosion of a car bomb left eight dead and more than 15 injured in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, December 20, according to the country’s authorities’ first assessment. In recent months, the Afghan capital has been plagued by an upsurge in violence despite peace talks between the Taliban and the government underway since September in Doha (Qatar).

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian accused “The Terrorists” to be responsible for this attack. Women and children are among the victims, he said. A source working in the security sector said the car bomb exploded in the west of the capital.

“It was a powerful explosion which caused extensive damage to nearby houses“Said an official in the Ministry of Health. Television images show at least two cars on fire, with plumes of thick black smoke. The attack had not yet been claimed early Sunday. -midday.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility in recent weeks for several bloody attacks in the capital, including those against the university and another educational center, which have left more than 50 dead in total as well as a recent series of rocket attacks.

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